Xiaomi has changed its stance on software supports and updates for its previous smartphone models and the company is currently rolling out MiUI 12.5 Enhanced to some select devices in China.
The roll-out has started on August 13th and the company plan to complete the first batch before the end of the week but also announced that the Enhanced version of its Android skin will become available globally which is good news in itself.
The following devices will be updated in the final quarter of the year (October-December):
- Xiaomi Mi 11
- Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
- Xiaomi Mi 11i
- Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 11X
- Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10T 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
That list will be for the global Xiaomi smartphones that’ll be getting the MiUI 12.5 Enhanced version – note that the number is far longer than that for devices that’ll receive the update in China.
As the name suggests, this is an enhanced version of the MIUI 12.5 that was unveiled in December. There are hundreds of fixes and tweaks, but the keywords are optimization and longevity.
It features “Atomic Memory” which optimizes RAM usage to allow the device to keep more apps running in the background without being killed in order to preserve storage space. There is also CPU optimization which will boost the device’s overall usage by 15% while reducing power consumption by 8% in some situations.
Then there is the “Liquid Storage” which will keep the internal memory in optimum condition, which will slow down its aging – according to Xiaomi, the rear/write performance will degrade only 5% after 36 months of usage.